It is believed the date for Christmas was chosen in the 4th century by the Church due to the popularity of various ancient winter festivals around that time (less agricultural work needs to be done during the winter so people had more free time), in the hopes of replacing those festivals and encouraging the spread of Christianity through celebration.The first Christmas celebrations were just a simple mass, but over time Christmas grew in popularity overtaking many of the other cultural holidays throughout the world.Mary wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger (a feeding trough) because there was no room for them at the inn.The word "Christmas" originates from the term "Christ's Mass".During the middle ages Christmas caroling was popular, but was dance focused, with a lead singer and a ring of dancers that provided the chorus.The tradition of singing carols in church did not start until the late 1800s.By the 1880s, the public depiction of Santa had evolved into the robed, fur clad, form we now recognize, possibly based on the English figure of Father Christmas.
Nicholas, and the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh which were given to the baby Jesus by the Magi. Nicholas" (more commonly known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas), written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822, led to the widespread adoption of gift giving.
The History of Christmas: Christmas is a holiday commemorating of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated on December 25th.
According to the Bible, Jesus was born to Mary, assisted by her husband Joseph, in a stable surrounded by farm animals in the city of Bethlehem.
He was noted for his saintly attributes, such as the care of children, his generosity, and the giving of gifts.
His feast on December 6 came to be celebrated in many countries with the giving of gifts.